Experience the beautiful landscape and treed forest of Central Massachusetts riding a sweet, lovable horse! Ranch trail rides are super-fun all year round. No experience is needed and new riders are welcome. Choose either a 45 minute to one-hour trail ride, or two-hour trail ride. Spaces fill so book soon!
COME ON DOWN TO THE RANCH FOR VOLUNTEER THURSDAYS!
Adults (ages 16+) who wish to be considered to volunteer at Cornerstone Ranch: please provide a completed CORI and our Volunteer Application form below, as well as a copy of your driver’s license. You may request your own CORI here:
https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-cori-as-an-individual. We will then get in touch with you so we can arrange an interview to determine if you will be a good fit for volunteering.
Free riding time and riding on trail rides is not being offered for volunteers at this time.
We also believe that Junior Volunteers’ horse farm experiences can be safe and rewarding for them with proper limits in place.
For Junior Volunteers (children ages 12-15 not employed at the Ranch), we require the following:
- Minimum 3 months, weekly riding lessons with a licensed riding instructor at the Ranch.
- Ongoing weekly riding instruction scheduled at the Ranch.
- Three hours minimum/maximum volunteer hours to be spent each time volunteering. This can be increased over time.
- Free riding time and riding on trail rides is not included with Jr. volunteering.
- Ranch rules and guidelines adopted will be discussed with volunteers at the start, and as warranted with the expectation of following.
This is for the safety of both volunteers and horses to ensure familiarity with the horses and how they are cared for.
Apply to volunteer at Cornerstone Ranch
Sign on for super-fun, safe lessons, structured for you to learn at the best pace possible for your comfort level. Lessons guided by MA licensed riding instructors who truly care about our horses, your experience and find ways to reach your goals! Classes are year ’round inside the riding arena or outside.
Enjoy a fun sleigh or carriage ride! Take in the beautiful scenery through the trails at Cornerstone Ranch and then enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores around the campfire! A fun and uplifting activity for groups anywhere from 2 people to 6 people. If you have more than 6 please book two rides at the same time, or back-to-back rides and we will take you all together if conditions allow.